I am strong and healthy. I am strong and healthy. This is what I quote to myself out loud when the first signs of sickness raise their feeble heads in my body. Be gone plugged sinuses. Get thee behind me, nasal drip. My offspring stand clear when they hear their mother muttering, “I’m strong and healthy!”
The S&H phrase has been my mantra all day. Many a cure have been applied, sniffed, soaked up and swallowed to no avail. So as the red numbers read 12:34 a.m…. the green tea in the kitchen cupboard called to me. You know I’m not healthy when I drink tea. Tea reminds me of wet cardboard. Hot wet cardboard. Yes, I have tried chai and it simply tastes like sweet hot wet cardboard. But I digress.
So I have been reading adoption blogs while waiting for my cardboard-flavored tea to get down to “children’s temperature”, as a kind Starbucks employee once described MY temperature of choice. Whatev! Lately I have been messed up by a book called 7. Yes, it’s a single digit number title. Kind of like 1984, but with only one digit. At a later date when I am truly strong and healthy, I will expound on this tome and impress you with my knowledge of things I have only read about.
Anyway, the author, Jen Hatmaker, adopted two older kids. I can relate. She had three bio kids at home… a girl and two man-children. Same same. And aside from her story and her tales of woe leading up to the referrals, etc., I have been experiencing AMG… adoptive mama guilt. Tonight I came to the trusty home computer (in the family room for ALL eyes to see what anyone may be viewing online….. side note: once I sat on the couch that is 10 feet behind the screen… and behind the viewer’s back, I used binoculars to READ THEIR MAIL! Yes I did.) and after reading a few adoption blogs I realized I NEED to confess and repent of some AMG.
But as I leaned forward to see the keyboard in the dark of the night, my nose dripped in my green already-gross-tasting tea…. and I decided to lament the whole scene and blog about AMG tomorrow…. when the sun is shining and I am strong and healthy.